Application Procedures

The application will consist of:

  1. Cover letter, including a proposed start date
  2. Statement (2-4 pages) describing in detail how the applicant’s academic, employment, personal experience, achievements, and career goals demonstrate commitment to the program objectives
  3. A complete curriculum vitae
  4. A research proposal for the Fellowship year (3-5 pages)
  5. At least three letters of recommendation from faculty outside Northeastern
  6. Letter(s) of commitment from Northeastern University faculty member(s) who will serve as mentors and hosts. As an applicant, you should contact the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the college and express your interest in the fellowship. The Associate Dean will work with you to identify a potential faculty mentor. See the description below for more information regarding letters of commitment.

Applicants are asked to submit items 1-4 as a single file through the Northeastern Human Resources application system. Letters of recommendation and letters of commitment can be sent directly to Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Letters of Commitment

Northeastern University, through its faculty members, must agree to make several commitments to a potential Future Faculty Fellow in order for the potential Fellow to present a complete application for a Fellowship.

Letters of commitment must be obtained from each Northeastern faculty member who agrees to serve as a mentor and agrees to supervise the proposed Fellow in a Northeastern laboratory/discipline. The letter(s) will specify the research support (equipment, supplies, computer, etc.) and resources the Northeastern faculty member will make available to the Fellow. The letter(s) will also include a mentoring plan for the Fellow, including timelines and mechanisms for providing regular feedback to the Fellow and to enable the Fellow to work with the faculty member to establish a Career Development Plan. The faculty member must indicate their willingness to allow the Fellow to pursue independent research and must describe how a balance between independent and collaborative research will be achieved. The research topics to be pursued by the Fellow will be identified by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the faculty mentor(s), and ideally should be a mix of independent and collaborative research.

For assistance in connecting with a faculty member in your area of study, contact one of the associate deans listed below:

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Margarita DiVall

College of Arts, Media & Design
Matthew McDonald

College of Engineering
Yunsi Fei

College of Science
Oyinda Oyelaran

College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Mai’a Cross

D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Olubunmi Faleye

Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Rajmohan Rajaraman

School of Law
Kristin Madison